Bodies identified in Castor house fire

The remains of two family members found in the rubble of a recent Castor area house fire have been identified and their deaths labeled as ‘suspicious,’ noted an RCMP media release on December 23, 2013. According to the release the Calgary Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that deceased were identified as father Gordon Klaus (61) and daughter Monica Klaus (40) after examination of remains, with mother Sandra Klaus (62) still unaccounted for. Media contacts were not immediately available for comment when called on December 24. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the fire early morning on December 8 to find the house already engulfed in flames. Due to excessive heat of the smouldering building they were not able to exhume investigate the scene for many days following the blaze. The farm was owned by Gordon and Sandra Klaus and daughter Monica was visiting from Stettler the evening before the fire. In an online Obituary page for Parkview Funeral Chapels, son Jason Klaus and the Klaus and Berry families thank everyone for their inquiries and support throughout the tragic event. “In this time of tragedy on behalf of Jason and family we ask for your patience and love. Funeral announcements will be made at a future time,” the page says.

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